Monday, July 28, 2008

Back to the Ped.

So I took Finn back to the pediatrician this morning for a weight check - and I had a couple other concerns. Drum roll, please . . . . he gained 5 oz. in 5 days!! Woot!!

As for the other stuff:

His belly button - doc said to scratch it off my list of things to worry about (Sue told me this too); he said he'll likely outgrow it by 6 - 9 months. Phew.

He's been waking up in the morning with crusty eyes, so I figured an eye infection, but the doc doesn't think so. He said it's pretty common in newborns, they just have immature tear ducts and drainage in their eyes, and that he'll most likely outgrow it in a few months. Phew.

So Finn doesn't have to go back until he's 2 months old. I told the doc that I want to delay vaccinations this time around, and he is fine with that. I was expecting him to protest, but he didn't. All he said is that it's not his place to pressure me, it's only his place to give me the information so I can make an informed decision. Phew.


Regional Center called this morning, and a girl named Kimberly is coming over Friday morning to evaluate Finn. Not sure what to expect . . . or what he's expected to be able to do at 3 1/2 weeks old. I guess we've officially joined "the club."


Cindy said...

Oh! That is all great news.

Edmond had the weirdest belly button that we were all concerned about. He is now 6 months and there is no sign of how it looked in the beginning. I hope that gives you a bit of comfort.

Woohoo on the weight gain! You are doing fantastic.

Goopy eyes are not fun. Edmond had it for the first 3 months... but it seems to have worked itself out. Breast milk and warm water on clothes both help it.

Good luck with the appointment. I hope it is a good experience.

Jodi said...

Go, Finn!!! That's great news!

Fingers crossed for a great visit with Kimberly!

doulamom said...

I have another friend that has a kid with downs if you want to ask her all those questions... I can hook you up. LMK..

T-rex said...

Yay! All good news! You sound like you have an amazing pediatrician, the ones who are not alarmist and actually respect the parent's ability to make an informed decision are hard to come by.

Lilah and Callie have both gotten those night crusties too, I figured if there was no redness going with it we were fine. Glad to have that confirmed without ME having to ask the question!

Heidi said...

hi lisa,

i'm happy to read that finn is gaining weight. that's great! way to go, little boy! i'm glad you and finn had a good appointment. our appointment today turned out scary and we ended up at a heart specialist. as it turns out, our doc says that it's nothing to worry about but shoot, it sure is hard NOT to worry.

we miss you over on the july board. i'm glad that you post updates here though. i'm still rooting for your little guy and your family.


Janet said...

That is great news Lisa!!

Charlotte had the crusty eyes thing too, and the nurse who came to visit at my house said that tear ducts get blocked easily in newborns and with a clean forefinger, start at the inside corner of the eye underneath and gently slide your finger down toward the out side corner of the eye to massage the tear ducts. Seemed to work for me Char's eyes (or they cleared out on their own anyway). ((HUGS))